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Deputies recover $1.4M worth of synthetic marijuana during traffic stop on I-10

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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 2:04pm

Deputies from Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parish recovered $1.4 million of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop on I-10. Officials say this is the largest synthetic drug bust in the state’s history.

Officials say the bust happened on Thursday, August 1 at roughly 8:40 p.m. It all started when a deputy observed a speeding vehicle driving recklessly near mile post 149.

The driver, Kalid Jaber, 35, allegedly had inconsistencies in his story when the deputy asked where he was traveling. The deputy allegedly noticed bags of marijuana in plain view from the window of the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and they found 325.5 pounds of synthetic marijuana.

Jaber was arrested and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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